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Watching for and Avoiding Burnout [ARTICLE]

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Coaches sometimes joke that there are only two times when they feel stressed-day and night. Although that story represents the extreme case, certainly...... Continue

Encourage Athletes [ARTICLE]

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Another major role of the coach during competitions is to recognize and praise athletes. According to world-renowned soccer coach Sir Alex...... Continue

Color Coded Mindsets For Baseball [ARTICLE]

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If you have been in the Marines or are in the gun world, you probably have heard of Colonel Jeff Cooper. Cooper was considered to be one of the world's top experts...... Continue

Parents and Playing Time [ARTICLE]

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Ask a coach about dealing with parents and you are likely to get several eye-rolls and a few choice words. I'm not sure who said it but the best quote about...... Continue

Two Things You Cannot Teach [ARTICLE]

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Baseball By The Yard was designed to teach the game of baseball to as many people as possible. Unfortunately, there are two major concepts that lead to success...... Continue

Coach Communication Guidelines Self-Assessment [ARTICLE]

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1. Messages should be direct. Coaches who are weak on this quality avoid straightforward, direct communication. Their athletes may not know where they stand. These coaches assume others...... Continue

Get Better Through Observation [ARTICLE]

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When Tiger Woods was a young child and being watched by his father, he would often be put in a high-chair so dad could practice his golf swing. For safety reasons, Tiger's dad didn't...... Continue

Assessing Your Personnel [ARTICLE]

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After assessing players' ability level, coaches can start to place players into groups with similar skill levels. For example, creating two groups with names such as "deer" for the speed group...... Continue

Practicing Baseball and Rehearsing Baseball [ARTICLE]

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When people in a play are getting ready for the performance, they don't say, "I'm going to practice." They say, "I'm going to rehearsal." Many people would use those two words interchangeably and would see any difference between the...... Continue

Base-Coaching Absolutes - Todd Guilliams [ARTICLE]

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1. With runners on base and less than two outs, the coach cannot let the runner at first base get doubled off on a line drive. 2. The coach should remind runners not to let the second baseman tag them on their way to second base with runners on.... Continue